piracy, internet, media, and best blog post this year

By now everyone has seen the quote from Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment: “I’m a guy who doesn’t see anything good having come from the Internet, period.” What I didn’t know was this guy was a former CEO of AOL. A media company CEO making a statement like this pretty much tells me that this guy isn’t necessarily anti-internet, he just has absolutely no strategy for properly using it. None. He hasn’t just lost the battle; he didn’t even know one was happening until it was too late.

This was the general topic of one of the best blog posts I’ve read this year. The post is by Jason Frisvold over at the Technological Musings blog and hits every point square.

I’m pretty passionate and open about much of my opinions on media and piracy (although maybe a tiny bit less open since earning my cissp). And this article pretty much echoes, eloquently, my position on these matters.